: सुश्रुत, lit. "''well heard"''
) was an ancient India
n physician, known as the main author of the treatise ''The Compendium of Suśruta'' (Sanskrit: Sushruta Samhita|''Suśruta-saṃhitā''
) (ca. 600 BCE).
'', an ancient Indian epic text, represents him as a son of Rishi Vishvamitra, which coincides with the present recension of Sushruta Samhita.
Kunjalal Bhisagratna opined that it is safe to assume that Sushruta was of the clan of Vishvamitra.
The ''Suśruta-saṃhitā'' is one of the most important surviving ancient treatises on medicine and is considered a foundational text of Ayurveda. The treatise addresses all aspects of general medicine, but the translator G. D. Singhal dubbed Suśruta "the father of surgery" on account of the extraordinarily accurate and detailed accounts of surgery to be found in the...